James Ellsworth is a free lance writer, historian, & former educator with a penchant for fitness & travel.
His interests are wide-ranging from golf & wine tourism to political opinion. He is also the co-author of a best-selling text, Exploring World Religions (Oxford University Press, 2001). He hopes to share his well-researched work with you and invites feedback for discussion at www.wordsworthwriting.org
The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same: Neighbours Over The Years – Feud at the Sheringham Point Lighthouse
It was a different world in the 1921, or was it? The Stanley Cup playoffs would still end in frustration for a Vancouver hockey team (Ottawa Senators defeated the Millionaires); Ford Motor Company was experimenting with the 8-hour day, and the Hudson Bay Company store was still trying to make it on Douglas Street in Victoria.
So much for progress. In fact, neighbours got along much the same then as they do now. In the Times Colonist (July 28, 2012), an article appeared outlining recent complaints over by-laws on noise, unsightly property and parking. It seems that often good fences aren’t enough to ensure good neighbours. It wasn’t good enough between Poland and Russia who went to war in 1921, and certainly not good enough between the Ardens and the Clarks of Shirley, near Sooke, that same year. Continue
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Victoria B.C. Castle Points To Rich Heritage & Local History